Athens (Piraeus), Greece

The past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on Athens' destiny. Then there is the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece.

Piraeus is the port city for Athens and has been Athens' port of entry for over two millennia.

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Points of Interest

  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Athens Museums
  • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
  • Ancient Agora
  • Ancient Corinth, Corinth Canal and Corinth Museum
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  • Acropolis

    The greatest of all archeological sites, the Acropolis dominates the Athenian landscape. Ascend 80 steps, take in the views and marvel at such glorious monuments as the Parthenon and the Erechtheum.

  • The Plaka

    Under the slopes of the Acropolis, Athens' oldest district features wonderful boutiques, cafes and tavernas. Stroll through its narrow streets, for foot traffic only, and enjoy a plethora of shopping choices.

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

    The largest temple in antiquity was 700 years in the making. Fifteen of its majestic Corinthian columns still stand, dominating the center of Athens and paying homage to Zeus, ruler of the Olympian gods.

  • Old Olympic Stadium

    Built on the foundations of a 4th-century B.C. arena, this stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and was used in the 2004 Olympics.

  • Athens Museums

    World-class collections can be seen at the Museum of the City of Athens, the Byzantine & Christian Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the National Archaeological Museum, Benaki and Acropolis Museums.

  • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion

    Built in the 5th century B.C., overlooking the dramatic coastline of Cape Sounion, this cliff-top temple dedicated to the God of the Sea is an imposing landmark for sailors from ancient times to today.

  • Ancient Agora

    "Agora" means "a place of gathering" and this expansive area - the heart of Athenian life and the center of ancient Greek democracy - once served as a marketplace, civic center, and seat of justice.

  • Ancient Corinth, Corinth Canal and Corinth Museum

    Corinth boasted a forum larger than Rome's shops, fountains and other public buildings, including the massive Temple of Apollo. The Corinth Canal is a 19th-century engineering marvel.

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City Drive & Acropolis Museum

4 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-295
  • Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium

Celebrate the archaeological and historical sites of Athens on a comprehensive narrated tour, designed for passengers who prefer minimal walking. Visit the exceptional New Acropolis Museum and marvel at the modern structure that houses some of the most exceptional Athenian artifacts and archeological treasures. You'll view the Acropolis from a scenic overlook, from which your knowledgeable guide will describe the history of its great temples and significant buildings, including the famed Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments in ancient civilization. An opportunity to purchase souvenirs in a nearby shop is followed by a photo stop at the Old Olympic Stadium and a comprehensive city driving tour featuring a host of major sites, including the statue of Lord Byron, Constitution Square, the former Royal Palace, the National Gardens, and the Academy.

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Yabanaki Beach Break

5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-590

The azure waters of the Athens Riviera, a sun-drenched stretch of Greek coastline, beckon on this half day spent by the sea. Grab your sunscreen, towel, swimsuit and hat and set off for a relaxed excursion to beautiful Yabanaki Beach. Settle in for a pleasant drive from port to the popular resort area that offers ample amenities and watersports galore available for an additional charge. Upon arrival, you will have 3.5 hours to swim in the clear, inviting waters and explore this family-friendly stretch of sand. Changing facilities are provided, and if you are feeling adventurous, rent at your own expense tubes, windsurfers, or a ride on the Banana Boat. There is also a children's play area and beach volleyball. When hunger strikes, shore-side restaurants sell refreshments. At the designated time, return to the motorcoach and enjoy the coastal route back to port.

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Easy Athens City Drive & Old Olympic Stadium

3.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-290
  • Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium

Designed for passengers who prefer minimal walking, this narrated city drive celebrates the major sites of the historical city of Athens. You'll view the Acropolis from a scenic overlook, from which your knowledgeable guide will describe the history of its great temples and significant buildings, including the famed Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments in ancient civilization. Then you'll visit the Old Olympic Stadium, built to host the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, used again in the 2004 Olympics. Following a photo opportunity at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, you'll enjoy a comprehensive city driving tour featuring a host of major sites, including the statue of Lord Byron, Constitution Square, the former Royal Palace, the National Gardens, the Academy, and the University Library; souvenir and refreshment stops complete this fascinating day.

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Easy Athens City Drive & Old Olympic Stadium (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-291
  • Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium

Designed for passengers who prefer minimal walking, this narrated city drive celebrates the major sites of the historical city of Athens. You'll view the Acropolis from a scenic overlook, from which your knowledgeable guide will describe the history of its great temples and significant buildings, including the famed Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments in ancient civilization. Then you'll visit the Old Olympic Stadium, built to host the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, used again in the 2004 Olympics. Following a photo opportunity at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, you'll enjoy a comprehensive city driving tour featuring a host of major sites, including the statue of Lord Byron, Constitution Square, the former Royal Palace, the National Gardens, the Academy, and the University Library; souvenir and refreshment stops complete this fascinating day.

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Athens on Your Own

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-185
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • The Plaka

Designed for the independent traveler, this excursion includes a brief, guided driving tour orienting you to Athens, before dropping you off in central Athens for six hours of unguided exploration. Located in front of the neo-classically designed Parliament, Syntagma Square is a central access point for many of the city's major attractions, including "museum mile," the metro station, and the National Gardens. A short walk takes you to the Plaka, the historic shopping district under the Acropolis. Its cobblestone pedestrian lanes are lined with boutiques, jewelry stores and colorful flea market stalls as well as a myriad of cafés and tavernas offering traditional Greek fare. Discover the many small museums in Plaka, including the beautiful collection in the Museum of Greek Folk Art, and the religious treasures of the Jewish Museum of Greece. Return to the designated area in time for a drive back to port.

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Athens Adventure Park

5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-400

A day of exhilaration and fun await you at Adventure Park, the ultimate outdoor amusement experience for all ages. Just one hour from port, you'll find a woodland setting that has been transformed into an elaborate maze of rope courses, designed for a variety of skill levels. A scenic motorcoach drive brings you to the park. Upon arrival you will participate in a safety session. Nestled in the forest, this nature-oriented recreational rope course gives visitors the opportunity to "fly" through the trees under the watchful eye of trained instructors. There are several different routes that range in height, speed and difficulty. Swing from the "vines," scamper from tree to tree on suspended logs, climb to the highest vantage point – it's all adrenaline-fueled fun. There is also a bungee trampoline, an archery field and an obstacle course. Purchase refreshments at the canteen before relaxing on the way back to port.

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Corinth Canal Cruise

5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-240

Travel past the rocky coves of the Saronic Gulf to Isthmia where you board a motorlaunch for a transit of the Corinth Canal. This 19th-century engineering marvel cuts through sheer rock, dividing the narrow causeway that links the Peloponnesus with the Greek mainland. Carved into a massive rock, the 76-foot wide and 26-foot deep canal dramatically separates the Peloponnese from the rest of mainland Greece. Before the Corinth Canal was constructed, ships had to sail all the way around the Peloponnese, adding 185 nautical miles and several extra days to the journey. A fantastic photo opportunity can be had 200 feet above water, from the center of the bridge that spans its banks. Then embark a motorlaunch in Isthmia for an exciting 45 minute cruise through the canal which dramatically separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnese thus creating the largest man-made island in Europe.

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The Complete Greek Evening Experience

4.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-800
  • Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

"Go Greek" for a fun-filled 4.5-hour evening tour that celebrates the Athenian traditions of food and dance. Drive through Piraeus to Athens seeing the city highlights before arriving at a hilltop venue for a gastronomic experience that begins with a cooking demonstration of age-old techniques that will be used in preparing your meal. Learn how souvlaki is cooked, how olive oil is pressed and how wheat is milled into flour. For dinner, you'll feast on such authentic delicacies as tzatziki, Greek salad and moussaka, accompanied by wine and ouzo. Then, get ready for the show! A band playing folk music and dancers in traditional costumes perform regional classics. After the performance, it's time to get into the act for a dancing lesson, Zorba-style! You might even get to smash a plate or two! Opa! The ride back to the ship, passing the Acropolis all lit up at night.

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Acropolis & Time On Your Own in the Plaka (Guided in Spanish)

6.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-182
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

A guided walking tour through the heart of Athens includes a visit to the historic Acropolis. Climb the 80 steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental marble gateway to these incredible ruins. On the highest point stands the Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments of ancient civilization. On the north side of the Acropolis lays the Erectheum, the sacred site where it is said to have been decided that Athena would rule the city. After viewing the area, enjoy a narrated tour that travels past major landmarks such as the Old Olympic Stadium, built to host the games in 1896. Your next stop is the Plaka area, the city's historic shopping district. With two and a half hours of independent sightseeing you'll have ample opportunities to stroll the cobblestone lanes of this colorful marketplace. Peruse boutiques, jewelry stores, tavernas and cafes, and visit the local museums and galleries.

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Acropolis & Time On Your Own in the Plaka

6.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-180
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

A guided walking tour through the heart of Athens includes a visit to the historic Acropolis. Climb the 80 steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental marble gateway to these incredible ruins. On the highest point stands the Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments of ancient civilization. On the north side of the Acropolis lays the Erectheum, the sacred site where it was decided that Athena would rule the city. After viewing the area, enjoy a narrated tour that travels past the Old Olympic Stadium, built to host the games in 1896, and other major landmarks. Your next stop is the Plaka area, the city's historic shopping district. With two and a half hours of independent sightseeing you'll have ample opportunities to stroll the cobblestone lanes of this colorful marketplace. Peruse boutiques, jewelry stores, tavernas and cafes, and visit the local museums and galleries.

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Disembarkation Tour - Acropolis & City Drive

4 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-960
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis

Experience the best of Athens on this debarkation excursion, featuring a guided walking tour of its most celebrated attraction, the Acropolis, and a scenic exploration of the city by motorcoach. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, its monumental gateway, and visit the spectacular ruins of an ancient Greek civilization. See the Parthenon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and enjoy a narrated tour of a host of landmarks including Hadrian's Arch, the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the former Royal Palace, the National Gardens, the Academy, and the University Library, with a stop for a photo opportunity at the Old Olympic Stadium. At the completion of your tour you will be taken to the Athens airport for flights departing after 3:00 pm.

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Acropolis & City Drive

4 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-200
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis

Experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour, highlighting its most celebrated site, the Acropolis. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, its monumental gateway, and visit the spectacular ruins of an ancient Greek civilization. See the Parthenon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and enjoy a narrated tour of a host of landmarks including Hadrian's Arch, the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the former Royal Palace, the National Gardens, the Academy, and the University Library, with a stop for photos at the Old Olympic Stadium.

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Discovery Family Acropolis & Rock N' Roll!

6 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-610
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

Junior archaeologists will "dig" this Discover Family Exclusive tour that explores the Acropolis, the center of ancient Greece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board your motorcoach and set off on a 40-minute drive to climb 80 steep steps through the vast Propylaea archway to the Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments of ancient civilization and a perfect representation of Doric-style architecture. Take in the dramatic Erectheum, the sacred site where it was decided which god would rule the city, and discover the graceful statues crowning the Porch of the Caryatids. After your tour, enjoy a little time to explore independently as a family, then set off for a photo stop at the Old Olympic Stadium. Pause for lunch at the internationally famous Hard Rock Café, a high-energy, rock 'n' roll themed restaurant, serving American fare. Cap off this fascinating day with a comprehensive highlights tour, which concludes at port.

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Acropolis in 3D

4 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-205
  • Acropolis

See the breathtaking Acropolis, a universal symbol of the classic Greek civilization and one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, in a whole new way when you embark on a unique visit utilizing augmented reality (AR) software. This half-day adventure is geared to maximize your experience at the Acropolis by bringing its history to life through the use of the latest visual technology. Guests will be provided with a tablet to view the Acropolis as it once was using AR software that enables the visitor to simply point the tablet's camera at various locations of the site and view them in their original form…as they once stood thousands of years ago! Then, enjoy some free time before reboarding the motorcoach and embarking on a one-hour highlight drive through Athens to explore its many landmarks and attractions. Return to port with a camera filled with memories and a deeper appreciation of Athens' place in history.

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A Taste of Athens

5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-300
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis

Experience the heart of ancient Greece and its exceptional fruit of the vine on a full-day adventure that features a guided walking tour of the Acropolis coupled with a wine tasting at a local taverna. A 45-minute motorcoach ride brings you to the ancient ruins, where you'll meet your guide and climb 80 steps through the Propylaea. On the highest point of the Acropolis stands the Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments of ancient civilization, a perfect representation of Doric-style architecture. On the north side you'll find the Erectheum, where it was once decided which god would rule the city. Reboard the motorcoach for a driving tour of the city's highlights, passing the key landmarks and pausing at the Old Olympic Stadium for a photo stop. Then, refresh in modern Athens at a specialty wine tasting experience that introduces you to the local vintages accompanied by a cheese platter. Return to port.

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Deluxe Athens Experience

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-450
  • Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • The Plaka
  • Athens Museums

An extraordinary day of discovery awaits when you delve deep into the traditions and heritage of Athens' glorious past. A 40-minute scenic motorcoach drive takes you to the New Acropolis Museum, where you'll find artifacts depicting everyday life in Athens during all periods of history. Your day continues with independent exploration in the Plaka, located in one of the oldest areas of Athens. Then, enjoy a motorcoach tour of the city's many highlights and a photo stop at the Old Olympic Stadium. Head into the northern foothills of Athens to a unique venue for lunch and a show. All things Greek are showcased here, including cuisine, traditions and, of course, dance! Participate in culinary demonstrations of authentic foods, learn about ancient crafts and tap your feet to a traditional folkloric show. Enjoy lunch, then get into the act, Zorba-style! You might even throw a plate or two! Relax on the scenic drive back to port.

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Athens Sightseeing & Lycabettus Views

3.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-195

Settle into your luxury motorcoach and feel the excitement in the air as you travel 30 to 40 minutes into the heart of Athens. Along the way, your narrated drive will pass a host of major sites, which may include Hadrian's Arch, the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the former Royal Palace, the National Gardens, the Academy, and the University Library. At the Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, a photo stop will be made, traffic permitting. Keep the camera at the ready for a stop at a dramatic low-angle viewpoint of the famous Acropolis and its Parthenon from below. Then, the motorcoach climbs to the highest point in the center of Athens, Lycabettus Hill. Ride a cable car to the highest summit of the city, marvel at the views that extend to the seaside and the Acropolis. Admire these stunning cityscapes and enjoy a refreshment (at your own expense). Descend via cable car, then complete your ride back to port.

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Acropolis, Plaka & Folkloric Show

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-130
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

The traditions of Greece abound on this guided tour that celebrates its history and lively culture. Your motorcoach takes you past major sites, including the Old Olympic Stadium, Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Visit the ancient Acropolis, which dominates the Athenian landscape. A walk up 80 steep steps brings you to the Propylaea, the gateway to the ruins; take a moment to enjoy the incredible views of Athens below. Your tour includes the architectural masterpiece, the Pantheon, the sacred Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Then you'll travel by motorcoach to the famed Plaka shopping district and independently explore the colorful marketplace brimming with boutiques, cafes, and small specialty museums. Lunch is a traditional Greek feast with a sampling of local fare, followed by a rousing show of Greek music, song, and dance. Everyone is up on their feet to join in the fun, Zorba-style!

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Discovery Family Best of Athens

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-600
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka
  • Athens Museums

Experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour highlighting its most celebrated sites. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of ancient Greek civilization. See the Pantheon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and take a brief stop at the Olympic Stadium for a photo opportunity en route to the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Here you'll find one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world, including such archeological finds as the Mask of Agamemnon and the Statue of Posideon. A buffet lunch, including wine and traditional Greek pastries, refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in The Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes and local tavernas.

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Virtual Reality Acropolis

4.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-210
  • Acropolis

Discover all that Athens has to offer with a sightseeing tour of the city and a visit to the legendary Acropolis. Acclaimed by UNESCO as "the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex," the Acropolis is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list experience. Now you can peel back the pages of history with a virtual reality tablet and headset. Just point the tablet's camera at various locations and view them in their original form-as they looked thousands of years ago! Imagine seeing the Parthenon rise from the ruins standing 45 feet tall and fully intact with the massive ivory-and-gold statue of Athena tucked inside. Point your 3-D tablet to the tomb of Erechtheus and "see" the six maidens (the Porch of the Caryatids) guarding the tomb of Athens' legendary king. At the conclusion of your guided tour, enjoy free time to explore on your own before returning to Piraeus.

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Acropolis, Ancient Agora & Temple of Olympian Zeus

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-380
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Ancient Agora

This comprehensive guided walking tour of classical Athens highlights its major sites, visits two renowned archaeological museums, and explores a host of ancient temples and monuments. Experience the ruins of the Acropolis, climbing the steep steps through the Propylaea, its monumental gateway, and visiting the spectacular remains of an ancient Greek civilization. See the Parthenon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Enjoy a Greek lunch before exploring the Ancient Agora, browsing the Stoa of Attalus Museum, which houses many artifacts from the area, and viewing the Thission Temple, an excellent example of Doric-style architecture, built in 449 BC. A brief shopping excursion allows for time to purchase souvenirs and partake in refreshments. Finally, a city driving tour affords photo opportunities at the Old Olympic Stadium and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Acropolis, Ancient Corinth & Canal

9 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-160
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Corinth, Corinth Canal and Corinth Museum

Explore the heart of classical Athens on a guided driving and walking tour that transports you back to ancient Greece. Experience the ruins of the Acropolis, climbing the steep steps through the Propylaea, its monumental gateway, and visiting the spectacular remains of an ancient Greek civilization. See the Parthenon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. After a traditional buffet luncheon and a driving tour past the major sights of Athens, travel north to Corinth, with a photo opportunity at the Corinth Canal. Once the wealthiest city in Greece, ancient Corinth was home to a forum that rivaled Rome's. Walk the famed Lechaion Road and view the Doric Temple of Apollo. Peruse the impressive collection of antiquities and mosaics in the Corinth Museum and shop at a local store for personal souvenirs.

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Acropolis, Plaka & Temple of Poseidon

9 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-105
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka
  • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion

A guided walking tour of Athens' most treasured sights begins at the historic Acropolis. Climb the 80 steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental marble gateway. Beyond, on the highest point, stands the Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments of ancient civilization. On the north side of the Acropolis lays the Erectheum, the sacred site where it was decided that Athena would rule the city. After viewing the ruins, travel past the Old Olympic Stadium, built to host the games in 1896, en route to Plaka, the historic shopping district where you'll have an hour of free time to browse through the narrow streets and stores. After lunch, embark on a scenic 1-hour drive down Attica's rugged western coast to Cape Sounion to visit the majestic Temple of Poseidon, a striking marble relic overlooking the Aegean Sea - a fitting monument to the God of the Sea.

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Ultimate Athens - A Discovery Exclusive

8 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-150
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

A superlative Athenian experience, this guided driving and walking tour celebrates the city's major historic and cultural sites. Visit the New Acropolis Museum, resplendent with one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of an ancient Greek civilization. Marvel at the Parthenon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. A sumptuous lunch including wine and ancient Greek delicacies refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in the Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes, and local museums. A driving tour takes you through Athens for photo opportunities at the Old Olympic Stadium, the Parliament, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Best of Athens (Guided in Japanese)

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-993
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

Experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour highlighting its most celebrated sites. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of ancient Greek civilization. See the Pantheon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and take a brief stop at the Olympic Stadium for a photo opportunity en route to the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Here you'll find one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world, including such archeological finds as the Mask of Agamemnon and the Statue of Posideon. A buffet lunch, including wine and traditional Greek pastries, refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in The Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes and local tavernas.

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Best of Athens

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-100
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

Experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour highlighting its most celebrated sites. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of ancient Greek civilization. See the Pantheon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and take a brief stop at the Olympic Stadium for a photo opportunity en route to the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Here you'll find one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world, including such archeological finds as the Mask of Agamemnon and the Statue of Posideon. A buffet lunch, including wine and traditional Greek pastries, refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in The Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes and local tavernas.

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Best of Athens (Guided in Mandarin)

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-990
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka

Experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour highlighting its most celebrated sites. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of ancient Greek civilization. See the Pantheon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and take a brief stop at the Olympic Stadium for a photo opportunity en route to the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Here you'll find one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world, including such archeological finds as the Mask of Agamemnon and the Statue of Posideon. A buffet lunch, including wine and traditional Greek pastries, refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in The Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes and local tavernas.

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Strenuous Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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$229.95

Best of Athens for Small Groups

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-999
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka
  • Athens Museums

Experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour highlighting its most celebrated sites. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of ancient Greek civilization. See the Pantheon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and take a brief stop at the Olympic Stadium for a photo opportunity en route to the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Here you'll find one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world, including such archeological finds as the Mask of Agamemnon and the Statue of Posideon. A buffet lunch, including wine and traditional Greek pastries, refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in The Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes and local tavernas.

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Strenuous Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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$249.95

Local Connections: Acropolis Museum & Botrini Gastronomy Experience

5.75 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | ATH-310

Celebrate the customs, cuisine and culture of Athens on this exceptional, 5.5-hour adventure. Board your motorcoach for a 30-minute scenic drive into the heart of Athens. At the base of the Acropolis, with a direct view of the Parthenon, is the ultra-modern Acropolis Museum designed by architect Bernard Tschumi, showcasing a rich collection of antiquities and sculptures bathed in natural light. The pièce de résistance is the top floor, where you can see a frieze from the Parthenon then turn for a view of the actual Parthenon through enormous windows. Bring your appetite to the next stop, the city's most renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, Botrini's, where a crafted culinary experience awaits. Hosted by charismatic celebrity chef Ettore Botrini amidst beautiful surroundings, you'll indulge in an innovative seven-course surprise menu of the freshest local ingredients paired with exquisite local wines. Return to port after this memorable day of beauty.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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$399.95